Etihad launches Hyderabad flights
Abu Dhabi, November 4, 2009
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched flights to its latest destination in India, Hyderabad.
Etihad will initially operate four flights a week to the capital of Andhra Pradesh state and will increase it to daily from the start of 2010.
With the addition of Hyderabad, Etihad flies to seven Indian destinations including the cities of New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. In total the airline now operates 42 flights to India each week, said a statement.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief executive, said: “We are thrilled to launch flights from Abu Dhabi to Hyderabad and to serve the community of Andhra Pradesh. Abu Dhabi and Hyderabad are both growing dynamic cities and the new service will enable commercial ties to develop.”
Sripathy, CEO of GMR Hyderabad International Airport, added: “We are delighted to welcome Etihad to Hyderabad. This will provide a wider choice for travellers wishing to fly to the UAE from our airport. “
Etihad operates a two class Airbus A320 on the new Hyderabad route configured to carry 140 passengers with 20 in business class and 120 in economy class.
Hyderabad is well-known for its rich history, culture and architecture. In recent times it has emerged as a modern centre for information technology and bio-technology industries as well as an increasingly popular conference and exhibitions location. – TradeArabia News Service